Contact us for more information. Our trips are small-boat expeditions into remote regions to visit indigenous peoples. A custom trip on a small boat allows us to get to seldom visited regions of the Amazon rainforest, with the purpose of experiencing indigenous culture. These trips can be from about a week to several weeks long. We organize the trip to fit your schedule.
Transfer from Iquitos to the embarkation village of Ollanta by private car/bus and speed boat. We go up the Rio Chambira by small covered wood boat (pamacare), with the expert guidance of Gary and a crew of 4 to 6, consisting of a cook, boat and camp staff. Return from Ollanta by speed boat and private car/bus to Iquitos.
We set up tents with complete mosquito netting on the floors of communal houses or sometimes in schools. (Not all villages have schools.) We provide 4″ foam mattress pads. Group lodging – no private lodging possible.
Your toilet facilities are the jungle. Your bathing facilities can be either the river or buckets of river water in the camp.
Breakfast – French toast, pancakes, omelettes, eggs and bacon/ham, and oatmeal.
Lunch – Sandwiches: tuna, peanut butter & jelly, BLTs.
Dinner – Beef, pork, chicken, or fish cooked various ways with potatoes, pasta, rice, yuca, fruits and vegetables and local foods acquired along the river.
Urarina food: Simple fare prepared over wood fires.
An ice chest allows us to bring meat (as long as the ice lasts).
Drinks – Coffee (French press), tea, soft drinks, bottled water, beer by request. (Again, cold as long as the ice lasts.)
Travel in our boat is by typical local small river craft up smaller Amazon tributaries into remote regions. Jungle hikes, wildlife viewing, visits to local Indian camps and villages. Fishing and swimming. An afternoon of trading with the Indians at each village and watching as we pass out photos from previous boating trips. You may even join in a game of soccer!
This is not a trip suitable for everyone. As with all our boating tours, we require an application from each person desiring to participate and follow up with a phone interview to determine your eligibility for this trip. Due to the remote areas traveled, the primitive conditions and the cautious and reserved nature of the local peoples we visit, certain activities and behaviors may be inappropriate and not allowed.